Ah it’s a beauty- a shame they don’t build planes like this anymore!
can`t wait for battlefront to release a fow-version, my shturmoviks need new friends!
Very cool dude, I love seeing some classic hobby stuff… so much of my life is consumed by Warhammer and 40k right now that I forget where it all started for me. Can’t beat the old model car and plane kits of my youth. While you said the paint job is not 100% accurate it is still damn sharp keep up the good work, would definitely love to see some more of your planes for sure.
Model airoplanes… Fab stuff! I’m sure for most of us oldies our love of models started with airfix!
argh! I did have loads of planes hanging from my ceiling.
until my destructive side took over when taking them down,
resulting in many smashed focke wulfs, spitfires, harriers, etc
I gave all mine away except for one kit of a helicopter that I hadn’t finished. Not sure if I still have it. My favourite was the Hurricane.
fond memories of the brit and german WW2 models, but creating authentic battle damage using a magnifying glass wasn’t my brightest idea ever. (couldn’t fix it back then)
actually I still have some of the 1970’s airfix soldiers in a box.
This looks great. I really like the model. I really like the chunkiness of this airplane, as well as the open cockpit design. My only gripe, is that you should have masked those horizontal lines on the tail. As neat as your free-hand is, those lines look a lttitle messy.
Actually, I did use 1/4" tape and masked them off, but the paint got under the tape. I had to resort to freehand pinstriping…but you wouldn’t notice that I pinstriped the chrome cowl ring, now would you?
Actually, I did use 1/4" tape and masked them off, but the paint got under the tape.
I hate it, when the paint misbehaves like that.
...but you wouldn't notice that I pinstriped the chrome cowl ring, now would you?
No I didn't notice that. Now looking back over your photos, that pinstriped line looks really nice. Great work!
Actually, I did use 1/4" tape and masked them off, but the paint got under the tape. I had to resort to freehand pinstriping...but you wouldn't notice that I pinstriped the chrome cowl ring, now would you? :D
there is a new painters tape, I think frog tape or something like that. looks really effective at preventing the paint from going underneath. I have never used it my self just letting you know.
The best way to get battle damage was in my old coal fire! Best place to see them burst into flames too! My favourites were the hurricane and the Vulcan bomber!
@ Da Crusher - I used Frog Tape when I was painting houses It can still get paint under, but only if there’s some dirt on the edge of the tape. It’s great stuff. I wonder if they have a 1/4" strip though?